In this article, we will discuss 3 signs that could mean God is telling you to do something more proactive when it comes to a relationship.
1. God Probably Wants You to Go for It If You Have Tried Every Other Possible Means to Figure Out God’s Will for This Relationship Question You Have
Does God want you to ask her out? Does God want you to be more obvious about your feelings for him so he will pursue you? Does God want you to try online dating? Does God want you to confess your feelings for your friend that you really like?
God can answer these types of questions in many ways. Most importantly, God will speak to us through his word and when we quit our hearts before him in prayer. God will often highlight a Bible verse that will show us to go for it or to not go for it. God will often give us a “yes, no, or wait,” during our prayer time with him. But sometimes, no matter what you do to try and hear God’s answer to your relationship question, the confusion can still remain.
Oftentimes in these instances God is waiting for us to take an action step of faith so he will speak to us through the circumstances in our lives. Sometimes God won’t tell you if you and that person will date one day until you do something proactive to try to date that person. When you act, the results will show you what God’s answer is. If it goes well, God is probably saying yes. If it doesn’t go well, God is probably saying no.
2. If You Know You Will Look Back with Regret If You Don’t At Least Try, This Is Probably a Sign God Is Telling You to Give It a Shot
In Ephesians 5:16-17 it states, “ . . . making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
I truly appreciate the balance this verse provides. In the first part we are reminded that our time on earth is short. We need to live our lives in an intentional way or we will look back with regrets, constantly wondering, “What if?”
But on the other hand, we are also called to live wisely as we seek to understand the Lord’s will for our lives so we can avoid foolish decisions. When it comes to relationships, this is the right balance. We don’t want to do anything foolish and thoughtless, just throwing caution to the wind. But you must also remember life is short and you don’t want to look back with regrets.
When it comes to relationships, sometimes the wise thing to do is to take a risk. Sometimes you will never know what could have happened unless you just go for it. And even if it doesn’t work out, you will at least have the peace of knowing you did what you could do and it was just simply not meant to be.
3. If You Like Someone and They Have Put the Ball in Your Court and There’s No Biblical Reason Stopping You, God Is Probably Leading You to Go for It
Sometimes we are in situations where we like someone but it doesn’t seem like the other person has any clue. Those situations are usually the hardest because the ball is in your court and you need to make the first move, which can always feel the riskiest.
But sometimes the other person made the first move and now the ball is in our court. One common mistake is that people often wait too long to make a decision, second guessing if the other person truly sent a clear signal that they are interested. This overthinking causes a delayed response on your end, which sends mixed signals to the person who expressed interest. If someone expressed interest or is sending you clear signals that they like you, don’t wait too long to work up the courage to respond positively. They took a risk first, now you need to take a risk in response.
If there is no biblical reason stopping you and you like this person who seems to be sending you signals that they like you too, this is probably a sign you just need to go for it and see what happens.